Artists of the Gallery Art: Piotr Bukowski
Born in 1976 in Warsaw. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Graduated Painting at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, making his diploma in 2001 under the tutorage of Prof Jarosław Modzelewski.
Piotr Bukowski is a painter of mood, an observer of nature with an inclination for contemplation, reflection, and intimacy of outlook, who often expands themes into series (e.g. cinemas, landscapes). When talking about his masters, he points to Maurice Utrillo, James Whistler and Edward Hopper. Lately he has been interested mostly in urban landscape and water – coasts, lakes. Light-soaked and colour-saturated landscapes are usually desolate and an occasional human figure plays the role of an extra. These paintings are a far cry from realism. Bukowski does not take photos, but he never parts with his notepad.